Hydraulics and Hydro-technical Structures Department:

Hydraulics and Hydro-technical Structures Department of Water Resources and Environment Faculty provides Bachelor and Master level studies for students. At present, 12 lecturers are actively engaged in didactic activities of the department. It is worth mentioning that Hydraulics and Hydro-technical Structures Department is the first department within University to resume master level studies in 1390 after 17 years of suspension. As for the quantitative and qualitative developments and promising successes in the field of higher studies, at bachelors and masters level. The plan to promote this department to the level of a new faculty under the name “Water Resources and Environment Faculty” was achieved through a creative thinking that began in 1391 and by fulfilling all the necessary requirements and attaining Afghanistan’s Higher Education Ministry’s decree this department was added to the formation Water Resources and Environmental Engineering faculty in 1393.

Since its establishment, Hydraulics and Hydro-technical Structures has been training engineers at B.Sc. level and graduated its first batch in the year 1351. During the years 1351 – 1362 Hydraulics and Hydro-technical Structures department graduated engineers at B.Sc. level, from 1363 to 1379 at the M.Sc. level and from 1379 to date at B.Sc. level, bringing the total number of graduates to around 1184 engineers with B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees. The table below shows a number of graduates on yearly basis:

Hydraulics and Hydro-technical Structures Department had a professional and qualified staff including domestic and foreign lecturers while its establishment; availability of well-equipped research laboratories and during the years 1363 – 1370 Ph.D. program was established, five of the department’s lecturers could successfully complete their doctoral degree and successfully defended their Ph.D. thesis. Late Prof. Dr. Mohammad Hassan Hamid was the first to defend his doctoral thesis (May his soul rest in peace).

Later, in 1390 (2011) for scientific self-sufficiency and moving towards productive knowledge; creation of new scientific facilities and capacities within the country; promoting the level of quality education and improving the status of teaching and professional staff, the master degree program has been launched through which, during the years 1392 – 1395 about 62 individuals defended their master’s thesis. The 53 students are currently involved in the master program of this department.

As per the country’s development policy of higher education institutes, Water Resources and Environmental Engineering faculty consists of Hydraulics and Hydro-technical Structures and Water Supply and Environmental Engineering departments with a general department named professional economy. This faculty will be extended with two more departments, Irrigation Structures Engineering and Hydrology, in future. Preparation of curriculum for these departments is in progress.

The Hydraulics and Hydro-technical Structures department of Kabul Polytechnic University is an excellent center for training engineering professionals, Studies, Research and Innovation in various fields of Water-related structures like: Storage Dams, Hydro Electrical Power Stations, Construction of Irrigation and land reclamation structures, Construction of Canals and water-carrying tunnels, Structures to defend against destructive effect of floods, reclamation and nourishment of underground water sources, Assessment and Estimation of surface and underground water resources. Graduates and researchers are trained with a spirit that through studies, design, construction, maintenance, and management of various hydraulic structures that play the effective role in the country’s economic and water related needs.

Hydraulics and Hydro-technical Structure Department utilizing the latest teaching methodologies, openly embraces eligible youths and students from all parts of the country and after passing semester wise exams and completing the curriculum in accordance with the internal standards are graduated at bachelor’s level. On successful completing the bachelor’s course student can also continue their studies under the master’s program.

The Hydraulics and Hydro-technical Structures department trains its graduates with an excellent spirit of patriotism, compassion and caring for all fellow countrymen and like compassionate leaders and future engineers of the Afghan society, who can drive the country towards the strong economy that is free from poverty and division.

Mission

Scientific and Professional capacity building of the youths makes them be enrolled in this field according to the requirements of the higher education law, carrying out scientific researchers in the related fields according to the society’s needs, provision of the necessary service in various fields of water resources engineering, equipping the department spiritually and materially with professional and expert staff and laboratories, scientific and administrative capacity building of the students in the fields of Hydro-technical Structures engineering are the fundamental duties, responsibilities and missions of this department.

Goal

The main goal of implementing this curriculum is, training of graduate and post-graduate students to be able to work in following areas: design of Storage Dams and Hydro Electrical Power Stations, Construction of Irrigation and land reclamation structures, Construction of Canals and water transfer tunnels, Structures to defend against destructive effect of floods, reclamation and nourishment of underground water sources, Assessment and Estimation of surface and underground water resources. Through nine semesters in full compliance with the international engineering program and the latest scientific achievements, so that they can fulfill all needs of the society at any level.

Objectives:

Upon completion of the bachelor’s course with this curriculum, the graduates of this department will achieve the abilities to successfully complete the following objectives:

1.       Study, Design, Construction, and Operation of all types of dams to store the surface water

2.       Study, Design, Construction, and Operation of all types of hydropower stations

3.       Study, Design, Construction, and Operation of all types of irrigation systems (land reclamation)

4.       Study, Design, and Construction of structures to defend against the destructive effects of floods

5.       Study, Design, and Construction of stabilizing structures for river banks protection

6.       Study, Design, and Construction of to prevent farmlands from salination

7.       Study, Design, and Operation of water transfer canals and tunnels

8.       Water resources structures supervision and management technology

9.       Maintenance of Hydraulic Structures

10.   Layout, design, and construction of fish farming structures

11.   Collection and process of hydrologic data of rivers and rainfall

12.   Study, management, and regulation of rivers

(Hydraulics & Hydraulic Structures) department Curriculum

First Semester:

Subject Code

Subject Name

Credit Number

CO101

Islamic Studies 1

1

WE102

Afghanistan History 1

1

EL103

Foreign Language 1

2

GE104

Physical Education 1

1

EL105

Mathematics 1

4

CH106

General Chemistry 1

4

CO107

Descriptive Geometry 1

2

CO108

Drawing 1

2

WE109

Fundamental of Engineering

1

Total Number of Credit for the First Semester

18

Second Semester:

Subject Code

Subject Name

Credit Number

CO201

Islamic Studies 2

1

WE202

Afghanistan History 2

1

EL203

Foreign Language 2

2

GE204

Physical Education 2

1

EL205

Higher Mathematics 1

3

CH206

General Chemistry 2

4

CO207

Descriptive Geometry 2

2

CO208

Drawing 2

2

CS210

Basics of Computer 1

2

Total Number of Credit for the Second Semester

18

Third Semester:

Subject Code

Subject Name

Credit Number

CO301

Islamic Studies 3

1

EL305

Higher Mathematics 2

3

EL311

Physics 1

4

EL303

Foreign Language 3

2

CS310

Basics of Computer 2

1

GE313

Engineering Geodesy (Survey) 1

2

GE312

Engineering Geology 1

2

CO315

Construction Materials 1

2

Total Number of Credit for the Third Semester

17

Fourth Semester:

Subject Code

Subject Name

Credit Number

CO401

Islamic Studies 4

1

EL411

Physics 2

4

GE413

Engineering Geodesy (Survey) 2

2

CO415

Construction Materials 2

2

EL405

Higher Mathematics 2

3

WE416

General Hydraulics 1

3

EL414

Theoretical Mechanics 1

2

GE412

Hydrogeology

2

EL 420

Construction Machinery

2

Total Number of Credit for the Fourth Semester

21

Fifth Semester:

Subject Code

Subject Name

Credit Number

CO501

Islamic Studies 5

1

WE516

General Hydraulics 2

3

EL517

Strength of Materials 1

2

CO519

Architecture

2

EL514

Theoretical Mechanics 2

2

WE506

Environmental Chemistry

2

WE538

Water Supply Engineering 1

2

WE541

Water Supply and Sewerage

2

WE532

Hydrology and Hygrometry

2

EL521

Electro Technique

2

Total Number of Credit for the Fifth Semester

20

Sixth Semester:

Subject Code

Subject Name

Credit Number

CO601

Islamic Studies 6

1

WE645

Water Resources Engineering 1

3

EL618

Structure 1

3

WE 646

Solid Waste Management

2

WE644

Pump Station

2

EL617

Strength of Materials 2

2

WE638

Water Supply Engineering 2

2

WE624

Water Quality and test

2

WE655, WE654

Elective 1

1

WE656

Thermodynamic

2

Total Number of Credit for the Sixth Semester

20

Seventh Semester:

Subject Code

Subject Name

Credit Number

CO701

Islamic Studies 7

1

EL718

Structure 2

3

WE755

Construction Technology

2

CO735

Reinforced Cement Concrete

3

WE746

Waste water treatment

2

WE756

Sanitary Engineering

2

WE745

Water Resources Engineering 2

2

CO731

Soil Mechanics

2

WE759, WE758

Elective 2

2

WE760

Heating and ventilation

2

Total Number of Credit for the Seventh Semester

21

Eighth Semester:

Subject Code

Subject Name

Credit Number

CO801

Islamic Studies 8

1

CO835

Reinforced Cement Concrete

3

WE860

Water Resourced Design and Estimation

2

WE861

Design and Estimation of Water Supply Engineering

2

CO834

Foundation Engineering

2

WE822

Environmental Engineering

2

WE862

Construction Management and Planning

2

WE857

Construction Safety

1

CO836

Steel Elements

2

CO830

Construction Economics

2

Total Number of Credit for the Eighth Semester

19

Ninth Semester:

Subject Code

Subject Name

Credit Number

WR 900

Diploma Project

13

GE399

Geology Practice

1

GK399

Geodesy Practice

2

WR799

Production Practice

2

WR899

Construction Materials Practice

1

Total Number of Credit for the Ninth Semester

19

Total Number of Credits

173

Pro.Mohammad Anwar " Safi "

 

 

 

Deplom Said Hafizullah " Sultan "

 

 

 

Wahidullah Hakim Safi​,Designation: Assistant Prof.,Department of Hydraulics and Hydraulic Structures

Qualifications: B. Sc in Hydraulics and Hydraulic Structures, Kabul Polytechnic University, M. Tech in Hydropower Engineering, MANIT, Bhopal, India

Publications: Four Journal papers and one Conference paper

Specialization: Hydropower, Hydraulics& Hydraulic Structures, Water Resources,Email:  w.hakim.safi@kpu.edu.af,Mobile: (+93)786 850 217.

 

Assistant Professor Rohullah Malikzooi, Lecturer at Hydraulics and Hydraulic Structures Department of Water Resources and Environmental Engineering Faculty

 Educations: BSc at Hydraulic Structures from Kabul Polytechnic University, MSc at Hydraulic Structures from Kabul Polytechnic University

 Publication: MSc Thesis and one Research article, Contact: +93 795 600 180, rohullah.malikzooi@kpu.edu.af.

 

Assistant Professor Abdul Baqi Ahady, Environmental & Water Resources Engineering Faculty

 Educational Background:, Master degree in Water Resources Engineering from Kabul Polytechnic University, 2015;,  B.Sc. degree from Hydraulics & Hydraulic Structures department of Kabul Polytechnic University, 2012;

Publications: , Investigation plan for solving drinking water problems in Kabul city, (Article); , Comparison of irrigation requirement for wheat by theoretical and computer-based methods, (Article); Increment in the population of Kabul and its impact on groundwater reserves, (Article); Evaluation of Irrigation Network Development Facilities in Shakordar District, Kabul Province, (Research Paper);, Modernization and optimization of Nejrab Irrigation system to increase cropland area and water productivity (Master thesis), Hydraulics (Chapter);

Research Area: Irrigation & Drainage, Hydrology and Hydraulics;, Contact: baqi.ahady@kpu.edu.af, +93789204088.

Samiullah " Patyal "